OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Baseball: Taiwanese silver lining
Friday 07 August 1992
Their government, grateful beyond belief for their first silver medal since that won by Yang Chuan-kwang in the 1960 decathlon, handed over dollars 4.4m ( pounds 2.3m) to the beaten finalists. There are no restrictions on how the players, who will each receive a 'scholarship' of dollars 220,000 ( pounds 117,000), spend it.
And what of the Cubans? 'I'm sure our people back home will be overjoyed with this win,' their manager, Jorge Fuentes, said.
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